Biodiversity Conservation Laws Needed: Experts

A first-of-its-kind national consultative workshop titled ‘Access to Genetic Resources and Benefit Sharing Law for Pakistan’ was recently held in Islamabad to develop action points in revising Pakistan’s draft biodiversity act and develop an Access Benefit Sharing (ABS) law in context of the Nagoya Protocol.
IGF Mahmood Nasir emphasised that the conservation of biological resources was mandatory for Pakistan since it is a party to the ‘Convention on Biological Diversity’.